Sunday, March 10, 2024 Bulletin

March 10, 2024
Lent 2024: Lent in Plain Sight
Lent 4: Gratitude for Daily Bread

Drawing Near to Jesus …



Call to Worship & Prayer

Hymn: We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer      VT 34

Confession and Assurance

Children’s Time

Hymn:  There’s Enough for All     VT 757

…reawakening to God’s Spirit….

Scripture:  Matthew 6:11; John 6:35-40

Sermon  Bread for the Journey

Scripture: Matthew 6:11; John 6:35-40

Hymn:  We Plow the Fields and Scatter     VT 747

Congregational Sharing & Prayer

….living as transformed people.

Offering & Offertory


Hymn of the month:  How Many Times We Start Again     VT 553



An unsupervised nursery is available across from the washrooms for children ages 5 and under. Parents are expected to supervise their children while in the nursery.

Leading us in worship:
Prelude/Offertory/Postlude: Lorie Yantzi
Worship Leader/Congregational Prayer: Joy Wagler
Song Leader:  Suzanne Bender
Children’s Time:  Suzanne Bender
Scripture Readers:  Bob Bender, Rick Brenneman
Sermon:  Pastor Louise Wideman
A/V:  Cliff Kennel, Steve Kennel

March Special/Coin Offering is in support of Mennonite Central  Committee’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. To read more about their work, who they partner with, or to give directly please visit:

Coffee & tea available in the fellowship hall following the service.

Christian Education (Sunday School) for all ages:
11:00 – 12 p.m. Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 – Gr. 5), basement
11:15 – 12 p.m. Jr. Youth (Gr. 6-8) & MYF (Gr. 9-12+), basement
Adult Ed., Fireplace Room

Next Sunday March 17
Lent 5: Compassionate Healing
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship .
Scripture:   Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-15
Speaker:  Pastor Louise Wideman

11:00 a.m. Zoom Coffee Time.

This week at Steinmann MC
March 9-12 MYF Winnipeg Formation Trip exploring: “Peace. What is it and why does Jesus call us to it?”

March 11 (Mon.) No Pickleball
March 12 (Tues.) 3 – 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

March 13 (Wed.) noon Ecumenical Lenten Lunches at Steinmann  Mennonite Church, Baden.

Congregational Life
Following the Winnipeg trip, Pastor Sara will be off March 14-18.

Lent prayer cards for this week’s object (and previous weeks) are    available for all ages on the little table in the hallway, under the timeline.

March 21 (Thur.) at 9 a.m. – 12 noon Steinmann members are needed to  cut rags at the MCC Material Resources Centre. Thanks for your help.

March 22 (Fri) 5:30 p.m.  TGIF is a monthly casual gathering of families with children for food and fun, and is open to all.  Please RSVP to Darryl at by Wed. March 20th  so food can be ordered.

March 27 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. The A/V (Audio/Visual) tech crew is looking for your help in providing our congregation with its live stream and worship resources. We are looking for people with an interest in either the audio support or the video / live stream support. This is a very rewarding and interesting job. You will be fully trained with lots of time to practice before taking on this role. Join us on the 27th for an informal information session. For more information contact Steve or Cliff Kennel.

Holy Week Services:

  • March 26-28, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Labyrinth will be set up in the fellowship hall – all are invited to drop in and use as you wish.
  • March 28, (Thur.) 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service: A service of contemplative prayers and music (in-person only)
  • March 29 (Fri.) 10:00 a.m.  Good Friday Service including communion (in-person & live streamed)
  • March 31 (Sun.) 8:30 a.m. Easter Potluck Breakfast;

 9:45am Easter Worship Service (in-person & live streamed)

March 31 (Sun.) 8:30 a.m. Easter Potluck Breakfast, Fellowship Hall Please bring finger food to share:  fruit, hard boiled eggs, muffins or yeast baking.  Coffee, tea, & juice along with plates, cups and mugs will be provided.

April 7 (Sun.) is the new date for the AGM – mark your calendars.
11 a.m. Potluck & Pie Auction to follow.

MYF (Grades 9-12+)
March 21 (Thur.) 7:45 p.m..  Bible Quizzing Study Night, read Chapters 17-20  ahead of time.
Mar 22 (Fri.) 7-10 p.m. Family Dinner at Brian & Carol Sararus’ place.

Jr. Youth (Grades 5-8)
March 20 (Wed.) 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Dinner out at Swiss Chalet. Meet at the church for carpool. Bring $15.

KidsLIFE (Grades 1-5)
March 20 (Wed.), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Small Groups
March 27 (Wed.) 10 a.m. The Adult Bible Study led by Wes Leis will start meeting again in the fireplace room at the church. Everyone is   welcome.

March 28 (Thurs.) 10:00 a.m. – Women’s Bible study group meeting at the church in the Fireplace area. Read chapter  8 of “Let The Light In”. All women are welcome. Contact person – Darlene Gingerich.

Remember in Prayer
We extend our sympathy to the family of Barbara Zehr.  Barb died Monday evening, March 4, 2024.  Visitation will be on Sunday March 10 from 2 – 4:00 pm and 7- 9:00 pm at the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home, Wellesley.  Burial will happen on Monday, March 11 at 10 am at the St. Agatha Mennonite cemetery with a service to follow at Steinmann   Mennonite Church at 11:00 am.

We pray for Kendyll Cassels, along with Pastor Ben and their children Elysse & Rowan. Kendyll broke her foot last Sunday. We are thankful that treatment will only involve a cast for about 5 weeks and not surgery. Pastor Ben’s church office hours will likely be a bit less predictable over these next weeks but he is always contactable via email or phone ( & 519-588-0939).

Ardys Brenneman’s brother Wilbert Cober passed away on March 5, 2024.  Please pray for his family at this time of loss.

Let us remember Sam Roth who will have an aortic valve implant on Thursday March 14.

We join Tavistock Mennonite Church in prayers for Joel Wallace’s family (great nephew of Murray and Muriel Poole). Joel was killed in a tractor  accident Wednesday evening, age 24.

This week join Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in prayer for  Floradale Mennonite Church in Floradale, ON

March 13 (Wed.) noon Ecumenical Lenten Lunches at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden.

Mar 21 (Thur.) 7:30 pm (Free Public) Conrad Grebel Bechtel Lecture:  A lot-Driven People: Mennonite Narratives in Age of Nationalism (1870-1945), John P. Eicher

Mar 23 (Sat) 10 a.m. Grebel and UW Open House for prospective students. Visit for more information.

March 23 & 24 (Sat. & Sun.) 9 – 5 p.m. Interfaith Counselling Center (ICC) (23B Church St, New Hamburg) is hosting a two-day Hold Me Tight® couple’s workshop. The cost is 500$ per couple. For more information contact ICC at 519-662-3092.

March 23 (Sat.) 7 p.m. Rosebank Church (1434 Huron Rd. Petersburg) presents The Chapelaires in Concert. No admission, free will offering. For more info

March 28 (Thur.) 7:30 a.m. monthly MEDA Breakfast, Waterloo Network Hub presents guest speaker Chloe Hamilton, Founder of Warm Embrace Elder Care Ltd at RiverSong Banquet Hall 632 Hawkesville Rd, St. Jacobs, ON. Register at by March 22.

April 4 (Thur.) 11 a.m. Refugee Rights Day Open House at COMPASS Refugee Centre. The Open House will feature interactive exhibits, guest speakers, and opportunities to connect with refugees and advocates in our community.  To reserve a free ticket

April 6 (Sat.) Hidden Acre’s  40th Annual Bowlathon. This is one of the camp’s main annual fundraising events. To donate go to, and select “Annual Bowlathon”. or see Anthony Helmuth who will be bowling again this year.

Apr 16 (Tues.) 7pm . Considering Rockway? More information on Rockway Information Night:

Apr 26 – Apr 27 (Fri. – Sat.), MCEC Annual Church Gathering 2024, UMEI Christian Highschool, Leamington, ON, Theme – Inspired By Hope.  If you are interested in being a delegate and a supporter of the Moderator/Pastor Ben please contact Gladys Bender. Carpooling to be arranged.

April 29 at 6 pm New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion Dinner. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and the sweet sounds of Surrendered at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd, St. Jacobs.  Tickets online at or contacting Justin Armitage at 519-745-8458 ext. 262.

Fraser Lake Camp is now hiring Counsellors and Lifeguards for 2024! For more information, visit